To Sell More Take It 1 Step At A Time

You’ve heard me say ‘speed kills sales’ and that’s because fast requires skipping steps. It’s just math, how long does it take to… Step 1: Warm Up… Greet someone: 2 – 3 minutes Visit (build rapport): 3 – 5 – 10 Wander Around, General Q&A: 5 – 10 General Presentation: 5 – 10 Investigate: 5 …

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Go-to Closes For Objections…

Closing is everything that moves the sale forward. Yes, an effective greeting is closing because it moves you closer. And of course, getting that final TMO commitment is closing. When you get an objection like, “I’m not buying because…”, handling it means you’re also closing. I have close to 100 or so closes I personally …

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What A Difference…

Here are a few comments we just got about salespeople’s improvements after our sales class. What a difference… Ford salesperson – Started selling in Dec. 2017 and averaged 8 before class in June 2018. He ended at 16 in June, 17 in July and 13 out by mid-August. His down payment average went from $1,000 …

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Set to make $150K for 2018…

Joe – only 5 months in the car business and I’m on track for 150K this year!” “Joe – before getting in the car business I spent 5 years in security, working a lot of hours and not making a lot of money. In my first 5 months of selling cars I’ve already made way …

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Peer Pressure Kills Sales & Careers

It doesn’t take much more than a ‘duh’ degree to know that if you don’t do what it takes to succeed – you won’t. But so many people reading this who want to improve and know they can, don’t. Most don’t even try, because they’re afraid of the ‘resistance fighters’ or of what some of …

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Take Them on a Mental Ownership Cruise…

People don’t buy cars, boats, bikes or RVs until they’ve already taken mental ownership. Try to remember that none of us buys anything, even something as simple as a bottle of water, until we visualize ourselves using it for the purpose we want or need it for. When you’re thirsty, you think about something to …

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How You Count Things Will Control Your Career

Amateurs count the times things they do don’t work. Why? It helps them justify not doing the things you have to do in sales to sell more, earn more and control your career in sales. “I made 5 follow up calls and nobody came back in – what a waste of time.”  “I tried staying …

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Made More In Car Sales Than 1 Year At Previous Job

“I’ve already made more than my entire year at Verizon.”  “Before getting into car sales I worked at a Verizon store. Wow, what a difference. I started last May and in June went to the Sales Workshop and Doug Christiansen was the teacher and I train on JVTN® – and I was hooked on ‘selling’. …

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Let’s Talk About Features…

Features don’t add value by default. Unless you sell the benefit, they just add to the price. Another common problem that goes along with knowing all of the product stats is being able to explain what they mean, and then tying it in to how each of those features relates to each customer’s specific wants …

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The $100K+ Club…

I made $109K my next year after Joe’s class. “My ongoing training with Joe began in 2013, when I returned from his 2 day Sales Workshop. Since then I’ve also implemented JVTN® as part of my daily routine and take 4 plus chapters a week. The Workshop taught me three valuable skills; • Building Rapport, • Staying …

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Angst Creates Objections & Costs You Sales

Angst … “A feeling of deep anxiety.” 8 out of every 10 customers you talk to today will buy. More important, 6 of the 8 specifically left home to buy a car today and from your dealership (that’s why they stopped at your dealership instead of the one next door). They came to buy, but …

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Unsold Follow Up

For my first 5 years, my managers said ‘there’s no such thing as a be-back’…so of course, I didn’t follow up. For 5 years I didn’t even get names and numbers if they didn’t buy. Since none of us did any follow up, we didn’t get many be-backs, either, which meant our managers were correct. …

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Preparation is 85% of Success…

Your Daily Dozen Checklist Leave your problems at the curb. Stuff happens, to everyone, but you have to leave it at the curb or you won’t sell and make money, and then everything gets worse. Do your “Good Morning” walk through the dealership. Get to work half an hour before your shift and say “hello” …

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From 9.5 to 17 units average!

“Joe – before your workshop I was doing OK and averaging about 9.5 per month. I knew there was more, but real success was always just around the corner for me. Price had always been an issue, and in class we were taught how to turn price objections into budget concerns – and it made …

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What’s your choice…20/60/20?

Ask Joe: “What do you see as far as sales for the rest of 2018, will it be good or bad?” In my manager’s newsletter this month, we’re talking about the 80/20 rule, which is really the 20/60/20 rule and about how it applies to almost every group of people. Between our sales and support …

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No Change – No Gain

If you do everything in sales for the next six months exactly the same as what you did the last six months, will you probably… ○ Sell the same ○ Sell the same or less Experts everywhere are telling us… ○ We may have a record year ○ We may have a bad year ○ …

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Getting Social…Puppy-Style

Espana, a Canine Companions for Independence (CCI) lab that the Joe Verde Group was honored to ‘name’, is in the first step of her ‘puppy training’ phase to become an assistance dog that will enhance the lives of people with disabilities, including wounded veterans… Her volunteer CCI puppy raisers sent over these pictures of Espana …

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